Ultra-thin Asus ZenPad 3S 10 coming soon to the US, possibly for $299

Ultra-thin Asus ZenPad 3S 10 coming soon to the US, possibly for $299
Asus today announced that it's ready to launch its ZenPad 3S 10 tablet in the US. The company says the slate is arriving "this month", but we're pretty sure that this actually means sometime in November, since October - this month - is ending today.

Already available to buy in some European and Asian markets, the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has a premium design - thanks to a 5.8mm-thin aluminum body and a 78% screen-to-body ratio. The tablet can be seen as a more affordable alternative to the Apple iPad Air, not just because of its premium look, but also because it sports a similar a 9.7-inch IPS display with 1536 x 2048 pixels and 264 ppi.

The ZenPad 3S 10 is powered by a hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 processor, further featuring a fingerprint scanner, dual speakers with DTS HD Premium Sound, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory, and a 5900 mAh battery with quick charging. The new tablet has an 8 MP camera on the back, plus a 5 MP camera on the front, and runs Android 6.0 Marhsmallow (with an update to Android 7.0 Nougat likely arriving after launch). A Z Stylus Pen will be offered separately, at extra cost.

Asus didn't reveal the price of the ZenPad 3S 10 for the US market, but retailer B&H suggests that the 64 GB model will cost $299. This will be the second tablet that Asus is launching in the US this fall, following the Verizon-exclusive ZenPad Z10. Any takers?


sources: Asus North America (Twitter), B&H

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11 Comments

1. bustafone

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Physical home and capacitive buttons in a tablet n 2016 is just plain stupid. DOA

2. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I couldn't agree more! I was literally just going to comment and say something similar. Capacitive bezel buttons need to go away on phones too. I can't count how many times I've handed my galaxy phone to someone and they've accidentally hit one.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I used to insist on physical home button and separate back and recent capacitive buttons. Lately I do have a change of heart as developer are getting better at using Android immersive mode. So I understand why Asus still stick with physical buttons, it's for people like me.

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm assuming that $300 is the FULL retail price for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. If so and it has comparable or superior battery life to the 2013 Nexus 7 I'll probably pick it up. This should satisfy my sisters needs quite well.

5. Jaydog

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2016

Only good about Asus table I love no other Android tablet has 4gb ram yea Asus I rock Asus zenfone 2 64gb 4gb ram and rocks when get money buy a Asus tablet this one. The Asus zenpad 8 s or 10s with 4gb ram way to go now I can buy a tablet

6. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

What! You mumbling, dude.lol

7. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I'm in if it's 4G LTE BTW Anyone know any tablet with 4G LTE band 2,4,12 display 9in. up and Android 5 or higher?

8. emcdonald75

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

The only two tablets I can think of are the Xperia™ Z4 Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7". It was becoming difficult for me to wait for Android tablets to have decent specs, battery life, and OS updates, so I opted to buy my first iPad today. I bought an iPad Pro 9.7 128GB. I hope it is good, but I am going to miss having microSD card support.

9. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Agreed. You mind tell me more about SIM card and services of yours? TY No app on Wins tablet (web's Flash player loads CPU a lot), slower HotSpot on hot phone left me no choice.

10. emcdonald75

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I have not received it yet. I am scheduled to receive it by Friday or Saturday. After I load apps on it and use it, I will provide an update. For now, I am paying to store a lot of my files on Google Drive, which is almost the equivalent of microSD card support, except the requirement to have Internet connectivity. I heard I can buy storage flash drives that connect to the iPad. I am going to look into that.

11. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10" LTE coming soon?

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